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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
a health risk to us. jeff hager sought out an answer to that question today. jeff? >> reporter: high atop baltimore's federal hill, 6,800 miles from japan radioactive material may already be present. >> i would be worried in california, not too worried here. >> after three mile island at age 7, that was scarier. >> reporter: maryland hill's secretary dr. joshua sharpteen said marylanders had little to worry about even though radioactivity from tokyo's nuclear facilities is already here. >> we did detect very small amounts of radioactive materials in the air. very, very small amounts. in the rainwater. which is not unexpected. other states have seen it as well. >> reporter: the state has turned up no further evidence of the fallout. any radioactivity found here came through the atmosphere, through clouds and storm systems and even the earth's rotation may have taken us right through it. as for the chesapeake bay, dr. sharpteen says it's highly unlikely any contamination would make its way here through currents. >> it's breaking down over time. for every eight days the movement happens, thi
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
quoted the wire into a truck, drove it to edgewood, and stashed it in a basement. with the use of wireless technology, a global positioning system or gps, he wouldn't make a clean getaway. >>> we were able to track down the school of copper and the individual who stole it. developers say they now use the same technology to protect their goods. >> they would be high dollar items like appliances, refrigerators. >> it's a high-tech way to track down thieves who would steal virtually anything from their site that is not nailed down. in hartford county, jeff hager, abc2 news. >> bge planning cap i began placing them on the wires after thefts few years ago. but the story you will only see here on abc2 news. new developments in the case of a little girl viciously attacked by 2 american bulldogs. we have learned the owner of the dogs will not face criminal charges that she is not off the hook yet. abc2 news with the latest on what we know tonight. >> tina baker who owns the dogs that attacked 7-year-old amanda michel will face more than $1800 in fines for violating baltimore county cod
ABC
Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
shortly before our 5:00 news started. kelly swoope joins with us more. >> reporter: police say the children's mother, danielle wiggins took the children from their foster mother. and the children are 7-year-old tyquan and 3-year-old shaniah wiggins. police tell us that wiggins took the children on february 26th and they were found just a couple of hours ago. authorities tell us that the foster mother apparently had been awarded custody of the boy and proceedings were already in the works for the daughter. tonight the 7-year-old tyquan is with his foster mother, shaniah still with her biological mother. the state's attorneys office will decide if charges should be filed in this case. >>> we now know the name of the 21-year-old arrested in connection with the two girls that disappeared over the weekend. ervin julius winfrey, charged with rape and sex offense and because of the charges we've made the decision to no longer say the names or show you the pictures of the 12 and 13-year-old victims. they disappeared sunday and were later reunited with their families. winfrey is set, h
ABC
Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm EST
, it smells like rain so there there must be rain. meteorologist wyatt everhart live with us outside and rains are coming wyatt. >> jamie we're looking at an overnight arrival for beginning of rain around baltimore little delay for the eastern shore. we've been getting hit in the western part of the mountains snow and sleet in frostburg. let's start out with the overall radar picture statewide. the action mainly has been to the west, and in fact as we take a look you can see a decent amount of precipitation in western maryland, but that's just the very, very beginning of this. a lot of that is going to move north of us and not move into baltimore. look at the current concerns flooding statewide. this is a look at our flood watch map. you can see right now we've got flood concerns from all over the mid atlantic. virginia, pennsylvania, new jersey, and all of maryland in the bluer shaded counties around the chesapeake bay. so that's going to be a big concern too. quick check of the overnight forecast and the bottom line rain moving in especially after midnight tonight. we think there will be s
ABC
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to affect us. >> lawmakers came to an agreement on their budgets. now they have to find a compromise together. they have different ideas on how to handle your tax money. >> major differences between the house and senate on higher education. >> state workers could soon see major changes in their pension and health insurance benefits. the house says the early retirement age should be 62. the senate says they should follow the rule of 92. here's how that works. you add your age to your years of service, if that adds up to at least 92, you can collect full retirement benefits. senate president, mike miller knows this pension issue can be a sticking point on negotiations. >> pension issues are always volatile with the special interest groups ask me, teacher's union. >> other differences, the senate approved an alcohol tax increase of 3% over the next three years. the house is not yet on board. >> what it means is, the provisions that we put in the budget are going to use the money won't get those moneys. >> those budgets include added fees and taxes. some republicans feel the added
ABC
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
trillions will bother us. wait until you take the issue to the farm. >>> well, all new at 6:00. a homicide major is suspended after failing to report an incident with his car yesterday. the police officers tell us that the major didn't file a report after his car went off of the road on 95 near columbia. he's under routine suspension while the police are investigating this. >>> well, he was schooled at mt. st. joes and went to catonsville. who knew this 57-year-old george marshall would be the one who would die trying to protect his own property. he was trying to stop a man robbing his warehouse. he was run over and killed. the police have made an arrest and as we are told, this tops off a growing crime here in baltimore. >> reporter: this 57-year-old and his brother built their business for three decades. in a matter of moments, this man destroyed it. saturday, this man tried to make off in a box truck. george heard the commotion and tried to stop him. >> i don't think he was doing more than yelling at the truck. that's what i heard. when the truck saw him, he run him over and drug jack,
ABC
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
as 100 victims in this case. many people who may not realize that their credit card was used fraudulently. >> tran bailed out within hours of his arrest on fraud, theft, and identity theft charges. tonight we have the story of a howard county woman who lost her identity and took the notes to prove it. vilma anderson is her name and she kept track of the scheme that took tens and thousands of dollars from her business. two years ago, thieves got nearly $100,000 from her business account by snatching her signature. >> they hadn't been stealing her actual checks, but they had a computer program that allowed for them to manufacture checks with miss anderson's personal sensitive information. >> if that doesn't scare all of us here tonight, it's a reminder always check your credit report, make sure nobody is assuming your id. each year identity theft strikes 10 million victims around the country in various ways. it's going to be a little while longer before lawmakers cast the vote in the same sex couples bill. the bill is stuck in the house and where the vote has been delayed twice. the firs
ABC
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
, they threatened the west coast of the u.s.. the quake hit at 2:46 tokyo time with a magnitude of 8.9. then came the walls of water. big walls of water sweeping the cars and homes into the waves. president obama spoke with the princer this morning -- to the prime minister this morning. >> i offered our friends whatever assistance is needed. hundreds of bodies were found in the coastal city of sendai. >>> the images struck close to home. a group of boy scouts feared for the lives of their friends. here's more. >> reporter: we've seen the images from destruction. when a group of boy scouts saw the same pictures, they couldn't help but think of their friends. >> the earthquake there was 5 in the seismic intensity. >> reporter: this attorney serves as their scout master and he's traveled to the sister city and he's hosted the students here. >> it's amazing, the bonds in the two week times -- they're strong. scouts continue to communicate to one another by the internet and by facebook. so, when they heard this news, they're concerned. >> reporter: a japanese contingent of scouts traveled here next ye
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
may use carroll county as the battleground to flaunt the right to protest. >> these goofs may feel empowered to protest. >> reporter: this commissioner represents hampstead as part of the district he's proposed an ordinance to push back the protestors back 500 feet. >> it's ridiculous we have to go down the path of trying to legislate common desenseis. that's what we have to do here to protect our fallen heros and their grieving family members from these crazy protestors. >> reporter: the process would take a minimum of 20 days. it's too late to provide protection for this family should they return. >> i'm sure it's in the back of their minds as a possibility. you know, that's terrible. that's terrible they have to have that in the back of their minds when they're going through that right now. >> if the case taught us anything, it's that no distance may be enough to buffer the group's impact any way. >> we weren't near his funeral, we were a thousand feet away. >> commissioners are waiting for the ordinance to be drafted. it may come next week. >>> a baltimore man is in trouble. ye
ABC
Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
barriers in place. sandbags were placed in east port for residents and businesses to use. sandbags were used in front of mill's liquors and at the market house. downtown has seen this before. >> the wind will blow for a few more hours and then, the water will recede. in annapolis, i'm don harrison. >>> i want to update you on breaking news. 83 northbound is shutdown between president and north avenue. that's including all of the on ramps getting on to 83. 83 northbound, all closed because of flooding. >>> we're working to take care of you. our coverage continues with lynette charles. >>> well, you know people can see us on television, they can also see us on the website at abc2news.com. once you're there, click on the weather tab and then, you can see the breaking news and the alerts and the governor declared a state of emergency and of course, we had the forecast for heavy rain and flooding. what you'll want to do is check out the forecasted video here. you can see wyatt and also, you'll maybe want to use the inner active radar. you can see the heavy rain around this area here. let's s
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
posing as players were told they lost. then as jeff hager tells us the people behind the counter who tried to cash the tickets to try to make themselves instant winners. >> reporter: you can try to buy a maryland lottery ticket here at ross package liquors in dundalk but investigators have shut them down. after charging owner melissa stone with trying to steal a customer's winning ticket worth $10,000. >> that's a situation where we have people taking advantage of people. >> you don't have a great chance of winning but if you ever get the lucky moment you would like to feel it's your time. >> reporter: acting on an anonymous tip a lottery investigator entered the store with a scratchoff ticket last month and asked her to confirm it as a winner. in spite of the lottery machine lighting up displaying "winner" and sounding a loud celebratory noise stone allegedly told them it was a loser only to head to lottery headquarters a few hours later to try to cash it in. >> we're not enticing a retailer to steal from the public. they make that decision. >> reporter: the lottery director says wi
ABC
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
treated on the school bus, she has taken her anger to the internet. abc2 news, jeff hager tells us the petition is called, get the bully off the bus. >> in a ride to school aboard the bus, 7-year-old wes claims an older kid grabbed his jacket from behind, choking him to the point where he couldn't breathe. his mother says he drew this picture to illustrate what happened. >> he said he is holding his hand on his heart and he is unzipping his jacket and it says up at the top, all the pain, it hurts so bad. and i mean, this breaks my heart. and the other person, the person that hurt him is laughing. >> wes is in the second grade, the other kid is in the fourth grade. it's the same kid that bit him on the bus a couple months ago. coleen didn't learn until wes came home from school that evening with a note from the school nurse describing the choking and evidence of red marks about his neck. >> they decided to put him on the bus and send him back home with this other child on the bus and their solution was to put him just a few rows up in the front. across the aisle from my six- yea
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
circle yesterday right after school got out. roosevelt leftwich joins us with more. >> reporter: jamie, police still trying to piece together what happened here. folks who live in the area say that keon dobbs and his family had not lived in this area for very long. county police detectives are going through some homes that were right on the corner where that shooting occurred. >> police say the shooting happened late yesterday afternoon what they think was an argument between dobbs and another teen. folks who live in the area there's not enough for kids to do. they are saddened violence has struck again. >> it's going downhill, downhill. you got like the young generation. a lot of kids, you know, they need to be in school. stay out of trouble. that's the only thing i can tell you. it's not like it used to be. >> reporter: detectives are still searching for suspects. they are looking for leads as well. if you have any information please call baltimore county police. roosevelt leftwich abc2 news. >> we know the name of the loathe yan man who was found dead inside his home with extrem
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> that extra time is allowing us to do three runs per bus instead of two runs per bus. >> reporter: the plan was a result of the superintendent asking the department to come up with ways to save money. the school schedules could cut costs. some schools would remain later than they do now. that would jeopardize after school activities. >> we worry about some students getting home after 5:00 and these that would end at 4:00. the elementary aged students you're thinking of and we're doing all we can to minimize that. next year, we'll do the test runs with the routes assuming this passes and trying to eliminate the passes. >> the changes wouldn't take affect until the fall of next year. giving the parents time to adjust to their schedule. >>> all right, the school board is going to slow on the -- vote on the changes in may. >>> well, they're the officers who police the schools. tonight, an officer is getting policing of his own. he was arrested last night, charged with child sex abuse and a fourth degree sex offense. he abused one of the students he served. he was a school resource officer at wa
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 6:01pm EDT
right, well, it used to be by word of mouth you would hear about a party. now, thing haves changed. parties are advertised on facebook for all to see including harford county sheriff's office and deputies busted up a party here in the 700 block of fox bow drive in bel air. it was a father and son team that held parties aimed at underaged drinkers. they advertised the parties under the laughing duck. there was even an admission fees. >> seasons and holidays and special events and birthdays. they would say, hey, we're having a party, bring donations and there will be alcohol available for you. >> the two men have yet to be charged. a recent study found that teens bing drink highier than anywhere else in the state. what do you think about adult that is spry alcohol for teens. what should the punishment be? go to abc2news.com/facebook. >>> on top of the 10 cents a gas tax. the state assembly wants to hike the mva fees. vanity plates will go from $25 to $50 the hikes would raise $50 million to help the highways. >> i think it's stinks. i think there's enough money already raised in enou
ABC
Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
: the case went through the appeals court. we got the final answer from the u.s. supreme court. justice in favor of the church. many don't agree with their message, the members of the church are protected. there was one defending vote. tonight at 11:00, snider's reaction to the decision and what comes next. >>> no doubt, this is our hot topic. did the high court make the right call when it comes to protestors and military funerals. >>> the base realignment going on may be making it time to realign our thinking. the jobs are slowly coming. we have thousands out of work still. we have more on how harford is waiting for what they've been promised. >> reporter: signs like this one advertise jobs in aberdeen are few and far between. harford county reached a new high with 11,000 out of work. this electrician is still looking for work. >> it's tough. i've been looking for a job for at least a year. i'm an electrician, experienced and no one wants to hire nobody. >> reporter: the promise of new jobs may ring hollow to 7.5%. economic leaders have numbers of their own. >> we have 3800 jobs filled
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
would help a stranger. right now we need the same stranger that she would help to help us, because she was only 19. she was not into that life that these girls is in. she was not like that. >> police stepped up pafroals in the waverley community. asking to you supply information. call crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. >>> the two american bulldogs that attacked a 7-year-old dundalk girl were put down this morning. baltimore county animal control says it had the consent from the owner to destroy the two male dogs. they will now be sent to a state lab for rabies testing. meanwhile, the little girl attacked may face several surgeries after suffering some severe facial injuries. animal control says the owner will have to answer for the attacks. >> the owner will get dangerous animal violations as well as licensing violations, animal at large violations and menacing for attacking one of the neighborhood dogs. >> these are civil violations. the owner will most likely have to appear at an animal hearing board. >>> as a little kid he used to go with his dead in the severn -- dad in the severn
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
:30. thinking she was the early bird. >> there was 15 people ahead of us. >> reporter: the numbers increased from there. people coming to get a breed of dog. >> small dogs seem to fly out of here. >> don't get big. >> reporter: what's inside, applications to prove they were able to adopt. the males $41 and females $56 for joseph jones this is a small price to pay for his daughter casey. >> we're looking for a lap dog. she told me about what happened on the news yesterday. we thought we would come here and check it out. >> it's hard to find small dogs. 51 become available, you got to jump in. they are hard to find. small dogs. nobody really wants to take them. >> reporter: those first in line found happiness. >> when i heard this morning they had all the poodles available, a perfect opportunity to adopt. i got here just too late. >> reporter: now these dogs are in good condition. they can provide the love they need. lamont williams, abc2 news. >> the owner of the dogs told abc2 news that he was selling them for as much as $600 and the people who lined up today will get them for much less. the
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
after baltimore county police stood before our camera yesterday telling us about their declining homicide rate they are investigating a new murder. it happened in the 4,000 block of winly road before midnight last night. police say 19-year-old willie jackson was shot to death. investigators tell us the shooting may have been drug-related. they are still looking for suspects. so far no arrests have been made. >>> 40 years in prison, the punishment for a man who pleaded guilty to two counts of rape. for attacks that date back to 2007. a judge sentenced 20-year-old donald vaughn to life behind bars, however, he suspended all but 40 years of that sentence. the first attack happened new year's day in 2007. the other a few days before christmas 2009. two other sexual assault cases are pending against vaughn. those are out of virginia. >>> the baltimore county police union president has officially been charged tonight with assault and reckless endangerment. the charges against sergeant cole westin stem from an altercation that happened last wednesday at an apartment complex in parkville
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
end? a system designed to keep us safe by using gps thinks your children will be protected. here's the direction this is headed into tonight. >> reporter: like many states when you are convicted of a sexual predator crime in maryland you must register with the state. one lawmaker wants to add more. he wants sexual criminals convicted of first degree rape and sexual abuse of minors to also be tracked by a constant gps monitoring device for as long as they live in maryland. it is the same type of technology that tracks your car in your navigation system. knothole usually track some of these guys for the first 90 days. beyond that we don't. right now in maryland we have a sex offender system that's based upon trust. we trust the sex offenders. i don't think that is probably the best way to go. >> reporter: american civil liberties union opposes the bill saying it will be too cumbersome on law enforcement agencies to keep track of the information. they also feel that gps tracking is an ineffective deterrent. some law enforcements think the lifetime gps device is a good idea. >> many
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
sentence. a member of the u.s. national soccer team was also injured in the crash. >>> tonight, police are looking for an arsonist that set three separate fires in the hallway today at an apartment complex. >>> we came in the living room, i had to open the balcony window. it took me down to the ladder. i couldn't catch my breath, i had to go to the hospital. >> the same arsonist may have set fires in other homes there. fortunately, no one was injured. day, it was warm. today, record breaking temperatures. 81 at bwi. that's a new record, beating the old one set back in 1989. all right, highs today, across the board, up around 81 in cockeysville and 80 in clarksville and 75 in chestertown on the eastern shore flinch i'm telling you, this is a warm, warm day out there. temperatures are still in the upper 70s. radar, and a little action to the west and west virginia and ohio. things will be cooler as we go into the day tomorrow. just the chance of a morning shower and 60 in the afternoon. a nice day and our last day of winter which comes tomorrow will be cooler. >>> well, all week long, we
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
us he's in bad shape. officers are trying to figure out what led to the shooting. we'll bring you more information tonight at 11:00. >>> a crash this morning took the life of a teen. the crash happened in the intersection of franklin square drive and castle creek drive. police say a 19-year-old was speeding when he crossed over the center line and hit another car. a 52-year-old woman was taken to the hospital where she's expected to recover. >>> his family believes he may be in danger. police are asking for your help. they are looking for the 13- year-old, who lives in silver spring. he was last seen more than a week ago. police worry they have not found anyone who has seen or heard from him since he disappeared. the teen is 5'7", weighs about 150-pounds. his hair is worn in twist-style braids. anyone with information is asked to call police right away. >>> when it comes to education, you could say nancy grassmick has done it all. she began as a teacher in the deaf -- of deaf children. she passed her final paper titled retirement. >> she's been serving as superintendent for 20 yea
ABC
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
dictates we do it. if you want to take our duties whole heartedly and review this. give us five minutes to look at the amendment. >> i'm going repeat it again. this is the day you took a bridge and tried to push it too far. >> reporter: the bill passed out of the committee by a vote of 12-10. delegates were frustrated by how it was voted on. >> we swear to go through a deliberation. when that doesn't take place and we give you the act that we're performing the duties, that's not fair. >> you lack the opportunity to discuss other important issues. i don't like the idea that when a decision is made -- we'll get this done. there are other equally important issues to be taken care of, too. >> reporter: the bill will be heard in front of the full house next week. it will be voted on by the end of the week. >>> governor o'malley said if it reaches his desk, it will be signed. >>> a former baltimore city council president is in trouble with the law after a woman accused him of stalking her. this man's exgirlfriend went to the police saying he was stalking her. he got into her house without per
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